[OS X TeX] texmf.cnf

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Nov 7 20:04:40 CET 2005

Am 07.11.2005 um 19:09 schrieb Alain Matthes:

> TEXINPUTS.pdflatex = 	   
> .;$HOME/BWork/Base;$TEXMF/{pdftex,tex}/{latex,generic,}//

This is again a new version of this setting, and probably with a new 
mistake in it.

Alain, if you present us these erroneous things it's really hard to 
decide whether TeX makes mistakes, or it's all 'errare humanum est.'

If you have problems to write correctly a path, just open a Terminal 
and a Finder and just a file or a folder from Finder onto Terminal -- a 
path name appears there! This is easily copied and pasted somewhere 

I tried to check such an unconventional setup for me too -- it does not 
work either! LaTeX can't find STY files in my home directory outside 
the Library/texmf tree. Could be LaTeX wants to find the files in a 
$HOME/some/where/latex directory ... (although kpsewhich does not show 

To make it work in a TeX sense, do in Terminal this:

	mkdir -p Library/texmf/Work
	mv Work/Base Library/texmf/Work
	ln -s Library/texmf/Work/Base Work

The first 'cd' makes sure that you'll work from your home directory.
Next a new Work directory (folder) is created inside LaTeX's user 
specific search path.
Then the Base folder is moved into the new Work folder.
Finally a symbolic link is created that will allow you or Finder to 
find the place of the Base folder as before.

If Work already is a TeX working place, then try these shell commands 
in Terminal:

	mkdir -p Library/texmf
	mv Work Library/texmf
	ln -s Library/texmf/Work



Never be led astray onto the path of virtue.

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